Boris Johnson says we shouldn't edit our past. But Britain has been lying about it for decades!


If we really shouldn’t lie about our history, as the prime minister says, let’s finally open up about the atrocities of empire

When Boris Johnson claimed last week that removing statues is “to lie about our history”, you could almost admire his brass neck. This is the man who was sacked from his first job, on the Times, for lying about our history. He fabricated a quote from his own godfather, the historian Colin Lucas, to create a sensational front-page fiction about Edward II’s Rose Palace. A further lie about history – his own history – had him sacked from another job, as shadow arts minister under the Conservative leader Michael Howard.

Read more here… https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/16/boris-johnson-lying-history-britain-empire

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